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Immigration and Transportation More>

9Feb
Immigration and Transportation More> FebruaryFeb 09 2021 12:30pm - 01:30pmOnline

Free Online Discussion

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, immigrants from all over the world began to arrive in New York City.  Many of these immigrants found themselves living in crowded and dangerous conditions in lower Manhattan, signaling that the city desperately needed to grow and expand. It was the evolving transportation system that eventually made this possible.

Join Museum Educator Kate Lanceley for a digital discussion focusing on the waves of immigrants that arrived in New York City from the early 19th century onward and the crucial role they played in constructing New York’s transportation system, the very transportation system that enabled these immigrants to spread out and populate the city and in effect, create the New York City of today.

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Photo: Construction of the IRT Lenox Avenue Line, 1902; New York Transit Museum. 

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